Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
After the success obtained by the Maltese representative Destiny Chukunyere in Bulgaria when she win this Festival for the second time for Malta with the song Not My Soul lyrics by Matt Muxu Mercieca and composed by Elton Zarb with the highest number of 185 points in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2003. With this great victory Malta got the right to organize this Festival for the second time after in 2013 it was Gaia Cauchi in Ukraina who win this Festival for the first time, for Malta with the song The Start. In 2014 the festival again was held, when Malta was defending the title by Federica Falzon with the song Diamonds.
The 2016 Edition
For this 2016 Edition the organizer decieded PBS (Public Broadcasting Services) to organizer the festival again, with the first phase, singers must heard and judge, for just heard the voices on a cd player.
For this Malta Junior Eurovision Selection 2016. There where total of partrcipants who lodge their application, and from them, they where choose 20 singers, This announcement was made public through [tvm.com.mt], the official website of the Public Broadcasting Services and was annouced by PBS on Thursday on 30 June, 2016.
Here are the 20 Singers who wil be featured in the final:-
|No||Singers||Songs Covers||Original Performers||Televoting Number||Video (Youtube)|
|01||Eila Mangion||Listen||Beyonce||50302101||(Click for Video)|
|02||Mariah-Nicole Vella||All I Ask||Adele||50302102||(Click for Video)|
|03||Cledia Micallef||Bring Him Home||(from Les Miserables')||50302103||(Click for Video)|
|04||Luana Mifsud||Wrecking Ball||Miley Cyrus||50302104||(Click for Video)|
|05||Justine Shorfid||I’d Rather Go Blind||Cheken Check||50302105||(Click for Video)|
|06||Dylan Curmi||See You Again||Charlie Puth||50302106||(Click for Video)|
|07||Alexia Micallef||The Silence||Alexandra Burke||50302107||(Click for Video)|
|08||Francesca Grima||Titanium||Sia||50302108||(Click for Video)|
|09||Kira Copperstone||Listen||Beyonce||50302109||(Click for Video)|
|10||Lisa-Marie Tabone||At Last||Etta James||50302110||(Click for Video)|
|11||Rachel Lowell||I Surrender||Celine Dion||50302111||(Click for Video)|
|12||Veronica Rotin||I Will Always Love You||Whitney Huston||50302112||(Click for Video)|
|13||Kaylie Magri||When We Were Young||Adele||50302113||(Click for Video)|
|14||Fusion||In Love With a Monster||Fifth Harmony||50302114||(Click for Video)|
|15||Francesca Dimech||Dear Future Husband||Meghan Trainor||50302115||(Click for Video)|
|16||Christina Magrin||No More Tears (Enough is Enough)||Donna Summer||50302116||(Click for Video)|
|17||Chanelle Zarb||Hollow||Tori Kelly||50302117||(Click for Video)|
|18||Miguel Bonello||Diva Dance||Fifth Element||50302118||(Click for Video)|
|19||Layla Fitouri||And I Am Telling You||Jennifer Hudson||50302119||(Click for Video)|
|20||Krista Hili||Glitter & Gold||Rebecca Ferguson||50302120||(Click for Video)|
- Fusion:- Are a five piece girls Lead by Maria Abdilla and Roberta Magri who's got an good experiance in the music scene they are Nicole Frendo, Kayley Cuschieri, Martina Micallef, Kylie Meilak and Demi Galea
In the interval till the result was know Destiny Chukunyere sang three song Sound of silence, the winning song of the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Think and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Not My Soul in Bulgaria with the highist 185 points.
PBS has appointed three foreigner Members from Bulgaria, Joanna, from Italy Nicola and from France Edwardo.
Tele-voting carried the equivalent weight of the fourth Jury member.From this on could only vote for one time.
The winner has been decided by a combination of jury (75%) and public televote (25%) with the last one being allocated as an equivalent fourth member of the jury. With respect to the Jury, each jury member awarded 12 points to his/her favourite song, 10 points to his/her second favourite song, 8 points to his/her third favourite song, 7 points to the next, and so on down to 1 point for his/her tenth favourite song. The same voting sequence applied to the televoting results.
During the show, the contenders performed original songs and covers, but the winning artist will perform, during the Junior Eurovision, a song chosen by PBS in consultation with the artist, which will not be the same song which was performed in the Maltese final.
|No||Singers||Songs Covers||Original Performers||Video (Youtube)|
|01||Christina Magrin||No More Tears (Enough is Enough)||Donna Summer||(click for video)|
|02||Fusion||In Love With a Monster||Fifth Harmony||click for video)|
|03||Lisa-Marie Tabone||At Last||Etta James||(click for video)|
- Christina Magrin with this win will rappresting Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in the Capital City Valletta on 20 November, 2016. The presentation of the trophy was held by Destiny Chukunyere the 2015 winner.
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